MATCH PREVIEW V EALING TRAILFINDERS

Bedford Blues make the journey to the Capital on Saturday afternoon to face Ealing Trailfinders in Round 4 of the British & Irish Cup at Vallis Way.

Following last weekend's intriguing 19-19 draw in very wet conditions at Goldington Road, both teams will be looking to break the deadlock as they push for a place in the quarter-finals of the Cup competition.

Mike Rayer makes full use of his squad and makes nine changes for the trip including a first start of the season for Paul Tupai who gets the number 8 jersey. Also coming into the starting XV are Michael Le Bourgeois, Dean Adamson, Myles Dorrian, Tom James, Jack Culverhouse, Christian Judge, Mike Howard and Josh Buggea.

Starting line-up:

15. Michael LeBourgeois (c)
14. Elliot Clement-Hill
13. Tom Farrell
12. Ollie Dodge
11. Dean Adamson
10. Myles Dorrian
9. Tom James

1. Jack Culverhouse
2. Dan George
3. Christian Judge
4. Mike Howard
5. Will Carrick-Smith
6. Ed Taylor
7. Josh Buggea
8. Paul Tupai

Replacements:

16. Jacob Fields
17. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
18. Byron Hodge
19. Justin Blanchet
20. Ben Adams
21. Jordan Burns
22. Jake Sharp

Next Home Match

Friday 24th November
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
7.45pm

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